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The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity

Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC 9780374157357 The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC 9780374157357 The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity

Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC

For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike―either free and equal innocents, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could be achieved only by sacrificing those original freedoms or, alternatively, by taming our baser instincts. David Graeber and David Wengrow show how such theories first emerged in the eighteenth century as a conservative reaction to powerful critiques of European society posed by Indigenous observers and intellectuals. Revisiting this encounter has startling implications for how we make sense of human history today, including the origins of farming, property, cities, democracy, slavery, and civilization itself.
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New
hardcover
Graeber, David, Wengrow, David
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
December 31, 2020
9780374157357
M8146